Cary Blake

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.

 Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.

 Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

Posts by Cary Blake

in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2012

It's hot enough to boil water on the sidewalk

2012 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest summers in U.S. history. From coast to coast, extreme heat and drought have ravaged the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 26, 2012

Campfires, fish tales, and farm profitability

Farm journalists never go on vacation to strictly relax. They also take their inquisitive questions about agriculture to learn how farmers operate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2012

Arizonans celebrate state centennial, cotton industry

These are a plethora of reasons to celebrate as Arizona’s centennial year rolls along. Arizona’s cotton industry deserves a 21-gun salute for how the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2012

Change is a better guarantee than death and taxes

One major pet supply company is referring to pet owners as ‘pet parents.’ This incorrectly suggests giving human equality to animals....More
in Farm Press Blog May 24, 2012

Domino’s Pizza decision based on science, not extremists

Science has proven that gestation sow stalls are the best way to protect and nurture pregnant sows near birthing. Allowing a sow ‘in the family way’....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 03, 2012

Don boxing gloves for California citrus vs. HLB fight

Most everyone in the western citrus industry has known the day would eventually arrive when Huanglongbing (HLB) disease would be found in California....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 01, 2012

Apple’s 'Siri' needs a digital update on agriculture

One of the most fun new digital “toys” on the market is the new Apple iPhone 4S cell phone. Television commercials on Apple’s latest telephone....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 24, 2012

Huanglongbing disease raps on Western citrus’ front door

While HLB is the worst citrus disease in the world, an informed Western citrus industry has prepared for the sudden rap on the front door by this....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 02, 2011

Government proposal jeopardizes rural life, work ethic

In my wonderful years growing up in Mississippi, my body was often a haven for scrapes and bruises. These temporary wounds were usually caused....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 11, 2011

CBD deserves its own Rubber Dodo Award

The Center for Biological Diversity, the out-of-whack environmental group based in Tucson, Ariz., will soon announce the winner of its annual....More
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